Jehan appointed Country Head of Acuity Knowledge Partners Sri Lanka
Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector, has announced the appointment of Jehan Jeyaretnam as Senior Director and Country Head, Sri Lanka.
In the new role, Jehan will oversee Acuity Sri Lanka operations, drive expansion of the business and help maintain Acuity’s position as the leading financial services KPO firm in the region.
Acuity plans to expand its Colombo delivery centre to over 1,000 employees in the next few years.
Congratulating Jehan, Acuity’s Chief Executive Officer Robert King said: “I’m pleased to welcome Jehan as our new leader for Sri Lanka. Jehan has a proven track record of serving global clients, building exceptional teams, driving service delivery and technology innovation, and building strong partnerships with local bodies. We are thrilled to have him lead Acuity’s continued growth in Sri Lanka.”
“I also thank Chanakya Dissanayake for the exceptional job done as Sri Lanka’s Country Head over the years and wish him the best as he takes on greater global responsibilities within Acuity to drive our next phase of growth and service delivery excellence,” Robert added.
Jehan has been with Acuity for the past 17 years, serving in a variety of leadership roles. Since 2016, he headed Acuity’s Compliance Solutions business unit. This unit has grown significantly in recent years and is expected to become a significant growth engine for Acuity in the years to come.
Acuity Knowledge Partners Managing Director Chanakya Dissanayake said: “Jehan has proven management and leadership skills and a strong understanding of Sri Lanka’s business ecosystem, and I am confident he will enable us to continue to drive Acuity’s expansion in Sri Lanka.”
Acuity Knowledge Partners is a leading research, analytics, and business intelligence consultant to the financial services sector. The company’s network of analysts and industry experts, combined with advanced data and technology, supports over 520 financial institutions and consulting companies worldwide to operate more efficiently, and unlock their human capital, driving revenue higher and transforming operations.
It specialises in investment banking, investment research, private equity and consulting, and commercial lending. Acuity is headquartered in London and operates from nine locations worldwide. In 2019, the company was established as a separate business from Moody’s Corporation through its acquisition by Equistone Partners.